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Artisan behind the Art

We are starting off the new year by highlighting new Artisans behind the Art.  This morning we would like to introduce you to Anita, the Senior Artisan behind this beautiful infinity scarf. Anita joined Anchal’s artisan program a few short years ago, leaving behind life as a commercial sex worker & construction laborer.  Since joining […]

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Premiering tonight …

The long awaited new 3-part series by Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn – A Path Appears. In 2009, Kristof & WuDunn released Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, both the book & film series teamed up with actors & activist to address the worldwide problems of sex trafficking, forced prostitution, gender-based violence, […]

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The future of #socent

is definitely a “mixed bag”. That’s according to Heath Shackleford of Good.Must.Grow. In his recent article “The Future of Social Enterprise in 2015“, Heath examines the opportunities & challenges facing both the world & social enterprises.  Social enterprises are growing leaps & bounds helping to repair & reverse the harm done to both our planet & […]

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What do you want to see next?

We’re in the process of design development for exciting new products and we want to know what you think. From color, form and composition, Anchal has plans for an incredible new look. So, as Colleen & Maggie continue designing over the next week, now is your chance to share what you want to see Anchal’s […]

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What’s that I see …

is that Anchal? Why yes it is! Now find select Anchal products in Louisville boutiques, socially-conscious marketplaces & artisan collections. Make sure to pop-by their stores & web shops to find exclusive Anchal goodies. Louisville Boutiques: Revelry Gallery & Honest Home Online Marketplaces / Collections: Shared Trade, Enrou & Lore Collection   Interested in carrying Anchal’s products, send us an e-mail at […]

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TBT – Beginning Again

It’s #tbt & we have India on our the minds. In only a few short days, we’ll be back sitting amongst the artisans – learning updates with their families & meeting the new women in the artisan program, but we’re especially looking forward to hosting several new design workshops for the artisans.  They’ll learn new […]

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Exciting times ahead…

What is Anchal looking forward to in 2015? 1. Returning to India. We land in India on February 6th and can’t wait to spend time with the artisans cultivating new design skills, products and stories of success. Stay tuned on the blog as #anchaltravels. 2. Expand our Impact. We are committed to providing sustainable full-time […]

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Create a Culture of Giving Every Day

One Today is now available on the iPhone! The One Today App features  hundreds of worthy projects that let you make a difference by donating only one dollar. The causes promote environmental stewardship, education,  human rights, and healthcare so you can easily donate to a cause you believe in regardless of your passion. As of […]

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Bundled up in Anchal

Beat those chilly winter days wrapped up in Anchal. There’s no better way to take on the cold than to snuggle inside the warmth of an artisan-made kantha square, circle, or straight scarf.

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Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Human Trafficking Awareness Day is dedicated to raising awareness of sexual slavery and human trafficking worldwide.  Although it is a U.S. initiative, the United Nations has begun to highlight this topic and is working toward global awareness. Working with CSW’s is especially challenging because the women are very vulnerable–they often come from a long history of […]